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September 29th, 2014 at 6:30 pm
By Kim Ross
As the holidays approach, it is easier to incorporate giving into your life and teach children to do the same. Here are some ways that you can give every day, all year long!
Giving comes in so many forms. It can include money, gifts, food, and service. Here are a few ideas to help your children become more charitable.
- Rake leaves
- Take their dog for a walk
- Spend some time chatting with them
- Cook them a meal or dessert
Donate Clothing or Toys
Go through items you no longer need and give to friends or family going through hardship, or drop off at a place that distributes to the needy.
Stop Collecting Birthday Gifts
Instead of actual gifts being brought to parties, ask for guests to bring items that can be donated. Include your child in picking a favorite charity.
- Pet food – Humane Society or Rescue Mission
- Books – Shelter or School
- Winter Items – Shelter for Kids
- Personal Hygiene Items
- Non-Perishable Food Items – Food Pantry
Help The Elderly
Teach your children to help the elderly complete tasks that have become more difficult to them, whether it is yard work, window cleaning, etc.
Complete Random Acts of Kindness
This can be something as simple as putting an extra coin in a parking meter, to something like buying a meal for the person behind you in the drive thru. Teach your children to lead with a giving heart where they are always thinking of others.
Deliver a Smile
Giving doesn’t always have to be to poor or needy people. You may know of a family that just needs a smile. Surprise them with basket of goodies, a special drawing or card, or even just a hello as you pass them in the store.
Giving is easy – spread some joy around!